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Elena-Beth Kaye
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Eric LaRue left a comment for Elena-Beth Kaye
"Happy Birthday!  :-)"
Nov 27, 2011
Charlie Cakes commented on Elena-Beth Kaye's blog post Two years since I began Season One, Season Two.
"Something really significant has happened in your life, Thank you for being able to share as much as you have and I'm glad you are  able to continue to generate love and optimism in your life and start a new season. YOU are INSPIRATIONAL!"
Oct 12, 2011
Elena-Beth Kaye commented on Charlie Cakes's blog post weight loss so far...
"Yes, of course I see a huge improvement! Let it all be in its own time. Even if we want it all to happen in 30 days, but it happens in 300 days, we would get to the 300th day anyway, and if we gave up after the 30th day, we'd still be at the…"
Oct 10, 2011
sunshine commented on Elena-Beth Kaye's blog post Two years since I began Season One, Season Two.
"Welcome back!!"
Jun 28, 2010

Profile Information

Relationship Status:
Married
About Me:
I make my living as a Macintosh computer consultant. What I enjoy most about it is empowering novices so that they feel they can "play" on their Mac. You can learn more about that part of my life here:
http://macdayla.com/experts/index.html

What I love: honesty, compassion, wonder, delight, integrity, silliness, attention, thoughtfulness, creativity, balance, curiosity, contentment, gratitude, agelessness, peace, joy, and comfort with contradictions!

Schools (New York City): P.S. 87, I.S. 44, High School of Art and Design, NYU. My junior high major was trombone, high school was art, and college was drama, with creative writing awards given along the way.

Some interests: Macintosh, reading, travel, photography, cooking, writing, storytelling, oldtime radio recreations, theatre, cuddles and hugs, my darling hubby Len

Some Favorite Childhood Books: "Dandelion Wine" by Ray Bradbury, "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe", "A Wrinkle in Time"

Some Favorite Music: New Age such as Steven Halpern and Gabrielle Roth, world music, "String Quartet in F Major" by Ravel, "Scheherazade" by Rimsky-Korsakov, "Adagio for Strings" by Barber

Some Favorite Movies: "Holiday", many many Frank Capra movies, "They Might Be Giants" (1971), "Ryan" (2005), "Il Postino", "Ponette", "Wings of Desire" (1987), "Amelie", "Top Hat" and other Astaire movies, "Winged Migration", "Little Miss Sunshine", "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind".

Some Favorite Television: "Men in Trees", "Monk", "The Office", "Charmed", "Gilmore Girls", "Planet Earth", "What Not to Wear", "The Amazing Race" and way too much else!

So..., now..., okay...... I was privileged to grow up in an environment filled with challenges, spirit, and love. All three were due to my Mom, who is battling cancer. She beat it at least twice before, starting decades ago, but this year has been the most difficult. I've been finding it hanging over me this past year, a year that has been filled with amazingly good things, like manifesting new computers and fabulous travel, but... On levels that only those who look deepest can see, I'm more subdued. Something inside is going on where I'm unsure, unsure how much to be positive about life and how much to prepare for death. It's been showing up as procrastination, paralysis, and stasis. Of course this is relative, as I've accomplished much, but I know the difference, and I need help. EDIT: This was written June 2008, and my dear Mama passed November 2008. I stayed away from CCOR until now, June 2010, as I couldn't even bear to hear her voice on the page. My journey of healing continues...
Season:
Season 2
Starting Date:
June 27, 2010
Intentions & Goals:
I intend to become a slimmer healthier me again. I was appalled that I recently hit 200 pounds on the scale, up from 125 pounds in 1992. I KNOW THE REAL ME eats more fruits and vegetables, doesn't overdo the cream and doesn't binge at night, she takes walks while listening to inspiring podcasts, she brushes and flosses at night, she remembers to take vitamin C and glucosamine-condroitin, she stretches and does knee exercises, and she dances to tribal music just for fun. Perhaps she even gets up earlier, but we'll see about that...

I intend to simplify and declutter. I've already started to give away via freecycle.org, but am still weighed down by tons of stuff. I bought a little scanner to help get papers into the computer so I can shred them, and I just set it up last night. I intend to use it! I also set up a slide scanner, and will eventually digitize my boxes of old photos too. I'll also sell some things on craigslist and eBay. I'll start reading messages from flylady.net again to help with all the letting go. I KNOW THE REAL ME lives in a sacred space, a place of peace and calm serenity, and she is not defined by souvenirs of her past in this life, as she is an eternal being.

I intend to manage my time better, and spend some of it on creativity and community. I KNOW THE REAL ME is able to easily make time each week (maybe each day?) to blog or vlog here, to email and phone friends, to write down family stories, to post-process photos, and to make a brand-new website with new photos, stories, recipes and genealogy. And she does it in her healthy body in her clutter-free home!
Practices:
Blogging, Reading, Meditation, Creating intentions, Take 100% responsibility for my life
Personal Website:
http://www.elenaweb.com
Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/elenaweb

Elena-Beth Kaye's Blog

Two years since I began Season One, Season Two.

Posted on June 28, 2010 at 12:30am 2 Comments

My last entries (blog, video) were Thursday November 6th, 2008. I was planning to go to be with my Mom again four days later, and changed my plans to to to her in Las Vegas on the afternoon of November 8th. I phoned her the night of November 7th, and then I was awakened early in the morning on November 8th by a phone call with the news that she had passed. I need to write more about this, but not now. For now, I just want to officially begin Season Two. My Season One began on a date that just… Continue

Dark Night of the Soul

Posted on November 6, 2008 at 8:13am 4 Comments

This is now, for me, a time of UN-planning. My hundredth day came and went in a blur, and I'm going to wait to officially start Season Two. I'll stay in limbo here on CCOR as I am in limbo in my life, no intentions or goals other than to somehow get through this time. Emotionally and logistically, it is almost overwhelming, but I have to slog through. I will be my Mom's executor soon.



I'm blessed beyond measure to have the best man in the world as my husband (besides your own… Continue

11 and 77, such lovely numbers...

Posted on September 11, 2008 at 4:00am 1 Comment

It's the wee hours of September 11th, and the very beginning of my 77th day of Season One. Perhaps I'll write more at the end of the day, but I just want to say now that it feels so good to be at the tail end of a cold. It didn't last that long, but oh, isn't it great to have that dragging feeling go away?!! As the day went on I felt better and better, and now I have the good tired that I sure as heck ought to be feeling when it's past my bedtime. The other best thing today is that I ventured… Continue

Dumbstruck and grateful... Beginning of Day 48

Posted on August 13, 2008 at 6:00am 1 Comment

It's 5am and I haven't gone to bed yet, but it's just been too long since I posted, so I want to at least get a few words in. But the words are so tiny, and I feel dumbstruck by the magnitude of my dear Aleta's love. After I saw her vlog about my being a manifestor, I wrote to her that she makes me feel so deeply SEEN. It's just incredible...There's the silly little voice in me that says I'm unworthy, that hates even writing the word "me", but thank goodness there's a louder voice that says a… Continue

Day Twelve of Season One -- Making Progress

Posted on July 9, 2008 at 12:30am 0 Comments

A relief that some baby steps are being taken. After I last blogged that I was about to take a twenty minute walk, I ended up walking for about 45 minutes. And I've taken walks the two nights after that, too! Once I'm out there, I enjoy the cool breezes (during the day it's been around the 100's) and enjoy breathing in the scent of the greenery surrounding me. (This is a landscaped path within my apartment complex.) I also made some delicious salads, and tonight made a fruit salad of… Continue

Temptation

Posted on July 6, 2008 at 2:00am 1 Comment

At a Fourth of July party yesterday, my favorite Costco cream puffs were served. There were leftovers, and everyone else was "good" about not wanting the temptation of taking them, so I got to take the carton home. It is now 1:16 in the morning, and I want to lie back on the couch, watch some TV, and eat some of those cream puffs. If I was ready to just have a couple, that's fine, but I can tell I want to just keep eating them until I get sleepy. So I am now declaring that instead of doing… Continue

Day Seven

Posted on July 4, 2008 at 12:30am 0 Comments

>>whew! Finally wrote up the Intentions and Goals and the About Me. Tuckered out... PLEASE FORGIVE ME if I'm slow to comment or make "friends". Part of my time management issues will have to do with finding the sweet spot of balancing CCOR vs tons of email etc. and doing what I need to do to manifest the goals I just wrote about. Thanks, everyone, just for being!

Day Five (of Season the First!)

Posted on July 2, 2008 at 12:30am 0 Comments

So... I do seem to be doing this much more slowly than I would have liked. Part of it is time management, which is perhaps what my first intention and goal ought to be, huh?! I feel like it's been such a busy time in my life, but I know I can manage it better. I CAN manage my time! Whoooaaa, a bit of resistance rose up in me right there when I wrote that. There is definitely resistance going on, my little inner brat who doesn't want me to forbid her to, say, have as much ice cream as she wants.… Continue

Day One by two minutes! (It's 11:58pm as I start)

Posted on June 28, 2008 at 12:30am 1 Comment

I just spend six hours setting up someone's computer, and then I came home and couldn't figure out WHERE to type on my page for the Blog! Silly me! Finally I saw the "My Blog" text at the top of the page.

So... I've been thinking about my intentions today and making notes, but it's just gotten too late, so I've staaaarted, and will write more tomorrow.

toe-dip

Posted on June 25, 2008 at 11:30pm 0 Comments

This is a PRE-starting date toe-dip. Two days more... I haven't listened to the CCORfreecall1.mp3 yet, and haven't even sat down to really think about my goals yet! Part of me wants to put it off to July 1st when many others might start, but that would just feed procrastination. So I'll look forward, and will either start swimming on the 27th or will just go in to my knees, but it'll be a beginning no matter what!

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At 8:12pm on November 27, 2011, Eric LaRue said…

Happy Birthday!  :-)

At 9:15am on May 2, 2009, Yvette Marie said…
Stopping by to say hello. I miss you and your wonderful humour. Hope all is getting better and better for you.:-)
At 9:49am on November 6, 2008, Aleta said…
I am here with skype on 24/7 if you want for anything...call, you know I'm here for you....I woke up suddenly and your vlog was there....my baby sister ask for anything
At 2:06am on October 29, 2008, Aleta said…
Hi my mst Darlin', sister/friend, we are like Skype ships passing in the night.....love to you!
At 5:43pm on October 6, 2008, Yvette Marie said…
Just wanted to say hello. Hope you are well.
At 11:59pm on September 23, 2008, Kaety said…
Hi, I really liked your post on the emmy's it was cool!
At 7:31pm on September 23, 2008, Vibe Williams said…
Losing my mom last year to breast cancer and not getting to hear her voice anymore..Hearing your mom say hello to you brought tears to my eyes..Thanks for sharing your mom with me if just for a few seconds *_*

Peace and Love..
Vibe
At 6:44pm on September 12, 2008, Yvette Marie said…
I see you were a comic in a past life. The nerve of her to move. I dont get to try my little French out much either when people know I speak English they want to try out their skills. Haven't started to look for schools but Hubby's got it covered already. Although I did get to speak some today on my outing to the vieux port here. Was very proud I got my point across and what I needed with very few words. Felt great.
At 6:35pm on September 12, 2008, Yvette Marie said…
I looking forward to viewing your first. I bet it wil be very informative.
At 10:40am on September 11, 2008, Sherry Frachey said…
you are so right! but i can still hug on the right!! lol
 
 
 

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